The 2019-2020 STARS Residencies online application will open at 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Applications will be reviewed in the order received. STARS Program guidelines and a sample application will be posted online on July 17. STARS Residencies provides grants of $500-$5,000 to schools to support creative learning residencies of three days or more in the arts, sciences, and humanities. NEW THIS YEAR: Starting this Fall, eligible residencies may start September 3 or after. Note, however, there is no guarantee that the residency will be funded, regardless of whether it was funded in previous years. For more information, contact Diane Daily.
Big Yellow School Bus
The 2019-2020 Big Yellow School Bus online application will open at 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 19, 2019. Schools are eligible for one grant per school year. Big Yellow School Bus provides grants of $250 to help schools meet the transportation costs of student educational field trips to non-profit cultural institutions and events across Massachusetts.
Mass Humanities’ “The Vote: Exploring voting rights in America”
As the nation prepares to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, Mass Humanities is pleased to announce “The Vote: Exploring Voting Rights in America,” a special grant opportunity for projects taking place in Massachusetts in 2020. Non-profit organizations are invited to apply for up to $15,000 to support public humanities projects that explore the many dimensions of voting rights in America, using the lens of the humanities.
“The Vote” grant opportunity will be available for Mass Humanities Fall 2019 Project Grants and Winter 2019 Discussion Grants.
Deadlines for Project Grants
Sept. 9, 2019 – Letter of Inquiry
October 28, 2019 – Application deadline
December 16, 2019 – Earliest notification
Deadlines for Discussion Grants (Maximum award $3,500)
November 6, 2019 – Letter of Inquiry
December 4, 2019 – Application deadline
January 8, 2020 – Earliest notification
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Creativity is in full bloom at three Springfield Housing Authority developments.
Children at Duggan, Moxon, and Riverview Apartments are critically assessing and discussing a variety of art works, both classic and modern. And then, they are creating their own art inspired by their new way of seeing and reflecting on how artists create.
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